Indoor-Grilled Salmon

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  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Four 5-ounce center-cut salmon fillets (about 1-inch-thick), skin-on

2 tablespoons olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Bring the salmon to room temperature 20 minutes before grilling. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Set a large cast-iron grill pan over low heat and pre-heat for 1 minute. 
  3. Meanwhile, brush the salmon lightly with the oil and season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Raise the heat under the grill pan to medium-high. Place the salmon, skin-side up on the grill, at an angle across the ridges of the pan. Cook until the fish has distinctive grill marks, about 3 minutes. To make cross-hatched grill marks, use a spatula to re-position the fillets about 45 degrees (keep the skin-side up). Cook 2 minutes more. Turn the salmon over, and transfer the grill pan to the oven. Continue cooking the fish in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes for pink inside, 5 minutes for medium, and 7 minutes for well done. 
  5. Remove the fish from the pan, and let rest for 2 minutes, to finish cooking. (If the skin comes loose during cooking, you may remove and discard it before serving, if desired.) Serve.